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Moscow is getting ready to host the Italy-Russia Film Festival (RIFF) which will involve a selection of movies coming straight from the Ischia Film Festival. 

From  the 1st  to 13th of November, the Oktyabr , a cinema of the KARO chain, with the support of the Moscow’s Culture Department and the Italian Embassy , will host the third edition of the Italian-Russian Cinema Festival (RIFF), dedicated to the film fiction, documentary and short film. This would be the most important event of Russia in autumn and it will be dedicated to the Italian cinema.

riff russiaThe Film Festival program has been  designed to present the best contemporary Italian cinema, from the box office movies to rare art-movies, appreciated by the most discerning cinema  lovers. The program features 25 films, among all the winners of regional Italian or international film festivals, including 5 masterpieces proposed by the Ischia Film Festival and  selected by its artistic director Michelangelo Messina. These films have been shown rarely in the Russian movie theaters, so each show will feature a première on Russian soil. 

This is the eco-friendly film" In grazia di Dio“ by Edoardo Winspear who tells the story of a mother and her daughters, who decide to move over, in order to live in the countryside and dedicate to agriculture; the movie  was awarded with the GrandPress Prize. Furthermore the investigative film “Ustica“ by Renzo Martinelli, based on the true story of the plane that crashed on 27th June 1980, the short film “Papaveri e Papere” by Adelaide Dante De Fino and the documentary “Lampedusa d'inverno” by Jakob Brossmann. All the movies have been  screened at The Ischia Film Festival.

All the plays will be proposed  in Italian with Russian subtitles and delivered  to the biggest Russian distributors. As an important event dedicated to the strengthening of cultural ties between Russia and Italy, the festival is organized and supported by the Department of Culture in Moscow, the Italian Embassy , the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italo-Russian Chamber of Trade (CCIR) and the ICE Agency and consular project “La tua Italia . 
From 15th  to 27th November, RIFF Festival will move to Novosibirsk at the Pobeda cinema, and up to the 4th December, it will touch the Rodina cinema in St. Petersburg. The Festival coverage has no precedent  in terms of Italian cinema event in our country : after the capital, RIFF Festival will be in  further 15 big Russian cities, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.

More informations about the Festival, films on current release, events and partners can be easily checked out on the event website WWW.RIFF-RUSSIA.RU


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